To extend the pleasure in playing games on tablet as fun as on gaming console, Archos will release their first Android-powered gaming tablet, GamePad, which is designed in PS Vita-like appearance with real control buttons, and analogue sticks.
According to the company, the GamePad is not like other Android gaming tablet, is embed with special Archos’s automatic game recognition and mapping tool system to enhance the compatibility and response of Android 4.0 ICS system with real control buttons. However, as it’s built on purpose to work perfectly with ICS, if Android 4.1 Jelly Beam or upcoming Android 5.0 Key Lime Pie is no longer using the same game recognition and mapping tool system, theoretically, this tablet is not upgradable to that OS version.
Whatsoever the OS version is, it’s still an Android’s thing, which giving you access to tons of interesting apps to stay connected with your loved one or friends such as Facebook for Android, Google+, Twitter, and so on. More, the GamePad with its enhanced automatic game recognition and mapping tool system and real control buttons ensures you have PS Vita-like gaming experience on the most of Android games at Google Play store. And. Probably, you might also could run desktop games or using Android emulator app to play PlayStation games or Nintendo games on it.
In term of main specs, this upcoming tablet sports a 7-inch capacitive touch screen, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor with a Mali 400mp quad-core GPU.
The release date and pricing
Based on the latest news, Archos GamePad gaming tablet is going to hit UK and Europe in the end of this month in less than GBP 130 or around $199.99. Meanwhile it’s rumored coming to US in the end of November 2012.